Write a review of a non-assigned intelligence book you have selected for this course. In general we are looking for a critical review as defined in option (2). However, it is perfectly acceptable to embrace a blended approach including option (1) and you may use a combination of these two frameworks. Please visit the New York Review of Books (https://www.nybooks.com/) for examples and ideas for how you might approach your own book review.
Descriptive review: presents the content and structure of a book as objectively as possible, describing essential information about a book’s purpose and authority. This is done by stating the perceived aims and purposes of the study, often incorporating passages quoted from the text that highlight key elements of the work. Additionally, there may be some indication of the reading level and anticipated audience.
Critical review: describes and evaluates the book in relation to accepted literary and historical standards and supports this evaluation with evidence from the text and, in most cases, in contrast to and in comparison with the research of others. It should include a statement about what the author has tried to do, evaluates how well [in your opinion] the author has succeeded in meeting the objectives of the study, and presents evidence to support this assessment.
Reviews should be approximately 1000-1500 words total using Times New Roman at 1.5 spacing. Please submit a Microsoft Word document no later than the start of class on 12 July but you may submit it anytime from now through the due date.
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